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for success in america and that has to do with how much money you make and i don't think that is a fair definition. so here a neurosurgeon who is not terribly nice to his wife and children, he makes a lot of money and he's a success but the taxi driver even though he is an enormously wonderful father, and husband he is not a success. so what do you mean by success? i think that definition may be a little different than ours. it certainly doesn't have everything to do with money. you see, and so i think it sounds to some people when you start the discussion somewhat crass. >> host: how did you conclude your flamboyant tree negotiation? >> guest: i didn't get it. [laughter] i didn't get it. i did learn though that they grow very fast and you can get them small and you don't even have to have -- my mother gardened decorative flowers until she was at least 93 and one i was a child -- to this is spending time in the yard because i loved it. i loved my hands in the soil just as she and we like to talk about plans in that sort of thing so that is one of the things i love about the caribbean be
called "the brotherhood: america's next great enemy." i think this is the number one sold on amazon.com and it is riveting to show how does organization has managed to infiltrate into various capitals throughout the western world and it has managed to come under the obama administration, metastasize and so without any further ado i would like to introduce you to a wonderful individual, erick stackelbeck. [applause] >> i want to thank you for hosting this event. i look at sera as a modern-day esther or deborah. such a time as this. thank you for having me here. if you write a book, you spend a year with that and say this book can put me through pack. but i think that people are reading it. it gets into detail about the main player in the arab spring, which i refers to as the islamist winter in the butt. the muslim brotherhood is done, out of power in egypt, we don't have to worry about them. this is the postmortem of history. it has been has the muslim brotherhood, the leaders were killed and imprisoned in the group was banned for decades. the headquarters was burned to the ground. c
to african countries that trade with the u.s. >> c-span, created by america's cable companies in 1979, brought to you as a public service by your television provider. >> host: senator mark pryor's joining us on "the communicators" this week. he's chair of the commerce subcommittee on communications technology and the internet. senator pryor, your full committee recently approved tom wheeler to be fcc nominee. senator cruz, your colleague, has talked about putting a hold on that nomination. is there any word on that right now? >> guest: well, we're working on that. let me first say thank you for having me on, it's great to be on the show, and also let me say thank you to c-span for all the public interest broadcasting they do. it's great. i know you don't belief this, people in arkansas say, hey, i saw you on c-span, so i want to thank c-span for what they did k. let me get back to the tom wheeler nomination. basically, there's a sentiment within the senate that we ought to pair this with a republican nominee. i think everybody's comfortable with tom wheeler as far as i know, but the r
the west which could threaten america's economic future. this program is about an hour. >> host: susan thank you for being with us. >> guest: i've been looking forward to talking with you. >> host: let's start with the basics. what is the status of broadband in america today? >> guest: the picture at america's quite different from the other developed nations. we have god for very high. >> and download. >> in america cable monopolies and local monopolies in each region of the country dominate that market. and for 85% of americans the only choice with a live will be their local cable monopolies. we don't have any of the fastest 25 cities in the world when it comes to internet access in america so we are not in the world's leaders. we are somewhere in the middle of the pack and we also have a deep digital divide so having an internet access at home is very tightly correlated to your socioeconomic status or maybe about half of the people with incomes between 30 and $50,000 a year have it at home and the number is lower for people with incomes under $30,000 a year. rich people tend to have
in his book, i try to love america. but i cannot love things. no one in good health can. imagine a world of material wealth is devoid of people. i try to love america and its people, the dominant majority, their depiction of me and their treatment of mine. i have had to try to love america but they would not love the african whole of me. thus i could not love america. i have come to know that i have tried to love america's ideals and promise and process. these things could mean no more to me than they have to those that conceived them were written on were cited and ultimately betrayed them. then i stopped trying to love america. with that has come a measure of unexpected contentment that is settled upon me like an ancient ceremonial robe, warm and splendid, mislead but valued all the more for its belated retrieval. randall robinson, thank you for being with us. >> guest: thank you for having me. >> on this week's newsmakers, dana rohrabacher. he's chairman of the foreign affairs subcommittee on europe, eurasia, and emerging threats. we discussed a variety of foreign policy topics
in america but in the entire world, we need to know more about the world. so often we find the world knows more about us than we know about them. when i got to tanzania in 1970 i recall talking to a kid who was 14 years old, is name was godfrey and he approached me in the street and started talking to me about thomas jefferson and jeffersonian democracy and i was stunned because there were teachers i knew and americans generally you couldn't find tanzania on a matter. they know more about you than you know about them. that is sad. exceptionalism has cost us knowledge of much of the world. one can liken it to your years in high school when you knew the kids who finished ahead of you but you can't remember anybody in the class behind you. we happen to think people because they are for or less important, a sad state to be in. >> host: with all due respect, i think your words further in title many blacks to find excuse instead of getting to work and doing better. we all have our injustices' to overcome. you are speaking of 200 years ago. is >> guest: let me use human rights language. say the c
in america today? >> we have a picture that is quite different from the other developed nations. we have the high states of and download speeds in america cable monopolies, local monopolies and each region of the country that dominate that market and so for 85% of americans the only choice where they live is going to be at their local cable monopolists. we don't have any of the fastest 25 cities in the world when it comes to internet access in america so we are not in the world leaders we are somewhere in the middle of the pack and we also have a very deep digital divide. so having internet access at home is tied to your economic status some may be about half of people with incomes between 30, $50,000 a year have internet connections at home but that number is even lower with incomes under $30,000 a year. rich people tend to have internet access at home, and also 9% of americans can't buy internet access wherever they live because it is just not available and hasn't been billed out to their areas of that is the picture. >> host: how did we get here? it seems that the the internet started
to focus on. the other thing you haven't mentioned yet which is critical is rural america. you mentioned we had a hearing on rural america. the economics of rural america really haven't changed. it's just like back in the old days we couldn't get electricity in rural america. they couldn't get telephone service and a lot of this is changing. there is a lot of change in this world and we just made -- need to make sure that rural america is not left out. >> guest: i drove home to michigan this week and i couldn't help but knows precisely what you are referring to which is the cell phone coverage varies greatly and obviously the rural areas are the areas where it is not a strong. what can be done about this? we do have things -- shifted to wireless but most of it is going towards wired rodkin so what can be done in the wireless space? >> guest: well this is something i think the fcc has grappled with and the house and senate have grappled with this. i don't think we have a clear answer in terms of a clear consensus but a lot of what we talk about here is money. the economics of providing rural
talked to him on the program in depth. this is three hours. >> host: what does america owe blacks? >> guest: well, it owes them an acknowledgment of what happened. we don't like to talk about that in the states. even blast history month. there's a truncated version of what woodson had in mind. now it starts in slavely and moves forward and cuts us all from any access to african history. which was not what woodson intended. and so we obviously owe the value of our hire to those people who suffered so much and their families who dissented from those people who worked for 246 years for nothing. we owe them something for that. we owe them the story. we have been asked to expect that people can survive in good sound, psychology health. ashes and obliterated history. when i was a dmield richmond, virginia, we used to have a phrase that we used all the time from here to tim. but nobody knew what it was. nobody knew the providence of the world. didn't know where it was. didn't know it was a place. tim buck, which was a cross roads. it was also a site of one the world's first university. a
threaten america's economic future. this program is about an hour. .. we don't have any of the fastest of the five cities in the world but comes to internet access in america, so we're not in the world leaders. we are somewhere in the middle of the pack. we also have a very deep digital divide. having inaccessible kampf is very correlated tear socioeconomic palace. -- have a people have internet connections at home, but that number is even lower for people with incomes under 30,000 per year. rich people tend to have an and also 9 percent of americans cannot access the internet revenue because it has not been built up to their area. >> added we get here? it seems like the internet was started here. what is the divide? why has it not gone to people sums? >> quite a street. a great thing about the internet is that you can reach anybody. that is the whole point. a universal a disability program all idea was that the content provider, like google, would not be subject to the lens of a telecom provider, but we have this huge split between the ideals and openness of the internet is dependent
at the heart of america for as long as -- i can't speak to the unreported history. i would assume there's paranoia then and certainly since the colonial days. america has been filled with conspiracy cultural paranoia. i don't know we're anymore more paranoid about any other country. the book is about america. the french are very paranoid people too, for all i know. >> because you are paranoid doesn't mean you're not being followed or watched. >> right. >> is there some legitimacy to conspiracy theory? >> people conspire. that's part of life. it's one reason why we're always going have conspiracy theories. or fear of conspiracy is that there's going to be some conspiracy. it's not like fear of vampiring dying out when they figure out there aren't any vampire. i have a chapter about the investigation of the '70s after watergate and the revelation came out about the cia, fbi, irs, nsa a couple of initials have come up. there are real conspiracy. but when i'm also trying to do in the book is to look at conspiracy theories that say absolutely nothing true about the object of the series but a
transformed america. she lives in williamstown, massachusetts with jim burns and their dog, roosevelt, and i know that -- [laughter] just on a personal note, for one thing, she's a great friend of the library and me as well, but james mcgreggor burns is the dean of scholars writing the first two full editions of radio vet's biography yearings ago, and he's watching the prasm later. we want to send the best to him in massachusetts. [applause] with that, pleased to introduce susan dunn. [applause] have you seen "foreign correspondence" starring herbert marshall? many of the students have not heard of al fred hitchcock or joel mccia, but you may know them. "foreign correspondent" debuted in the summer of 1940, and in the first scene, a newspaper editor asks his lackadaisical reporter, johnny jones, a question, what's your opinion of the present european crisis, mr. jones? what crisis, says the reporter, played by joel. i'm referring to the war, mr. jones. oh, that, well, to tell you the truth, i've not begin it much thought. you don't keep up with the foreign news, do you? well how would you li
is the history of the american people, and in that book, you write that america still is the best hope for the human race. >> yes. i think that is still true, though since i published that book, other countries have been catching up on the united states in terms of economic output, particularly communist china, and in my opinion, america will remain the top nation for the indefinite future, and the reason i say that is because of the united states is a very free country. in many wayings, the freest country in the world, and freedom means that you can interchange ideas and develop ideas and create ideas and it's ideas in the long run that keep one nation ahead of another. the ability to produce striking new ideas. i think the united states still has that capacity, and therefore, will survive as the world's top nation. >> host: well, recently, two books you published on darwin and socrates. how did darwin become charles darwin? >> guest: well, he was a man who could be his own master were the simple reason he inherited a lot of money. he came from a distinguished family of doctors and ot
to the scientists and allowed america to take the lead and develop the atomic bomb. by the time the bombs were dropped on hiroshima and nagasaki the british role in all of this have been completely forgotten. the sad part of the story is later in his life churchill who was kind of dismissed with nuclear technology throughout his career as a politician suddenly becomes aware of how destructive and how dangerous it is existentially. he only had that realization 20 years earlier it would have reshaped what became a nuclear arms locally. at the time i think he was just really unaware of the potentiality of atomic energy and dismissed it and kept saying i'm very happy with explosives we are to have. >> lara heimert a lot of the conversation here at bookexpo america this year is about e-books still. does basic have been approached to e-books? have they been helpful to your business? >> we love e-books. we love it when people have more ways to read books and what we find is a lot of people toggle between the two. they don't become exclusive e-book readers and don't assert their bookshelves. i use my
the way he saw america's potential relationship with all these middle east countries the word is reciprocity. he believed these countries should receive something in return. it wasn't good enough for the united states to function like a european colonial power and extract the resources of these countries and those countries receive nothing in return. this was alarming and disturbing to winston churchill and the british because the british had behaved in the middle east in a way that was exclusively extracted without those countries receiving much. occasionally a small number of countries receive something in return but president roosevelt had a more universal idea of reciprocity. look at saudi arabia. in saudi arabia the american oil companies were at that time by and large dividing the proceeds of the oil extraction 50/50. this was not occurring with the oil company in iran or the iraqi petroleum company which was largely dominated by the british in iraq so the british fought the american involvement in the middle east if the americans were going to use saudi arabia as a mode
: race, slavery and the troubled history of america's universities." we wrap up tonight's prime time programming at 11 p.m. eastern with the biography of charles manson. .. thank you very much for that lovely introduction. i suspect all of you know this but ladies and gentlemen, tonight you will be in the presence of a literary giant. among latin american giants, gabriel marquez is known for mesmerizing, others educate, and captivate, and then there is eduardo galeano. truth teller, galvanize her, firebrand, a writer who tells us about history, that those who inhabit the corridors of power don't want us to know more truly understand. eduardo galeano was born a commentator, it seems. by the time he was 14 he was publishing cartoons in newspapers. by 20 he was the editor of the left-wing weekly newsletter, he became the top executive of a paper of record. in 1971 at the tender age of 31 he published day hair raising indictment of north american influence on the hemisphere. the open veins of latin america. four years ago at the summit of the americas, hugo chavez hand and a copy of that
brotherhood. it's called "the brotherhood: america's next great enemy." i am a slow reader, but i went through read in one afternoon because i could not put it down. it is such a page turner. i think number one on amazon in terms of books about the middle east. it is reading to show how this organization that was established in 1929 has managed to infiltrate into various capital throughout the restaurant -- the western world and unfortunately into our very own. it has managed to, under the obama administration, metastasize and has been influencing power. without any further ado are like to introduce you to have wonderful individual, erick stackelbeck. [applause] >> i want to thank sarah for a first of all hosting this event and the endowment for middle east troops has such phenomenal work. i looked at sarah as a modern-day esther, deborah. i really do. such a time as this to thank god for the organization and when you're doing and think of revving a year. you don't want to look at it. i know people are reading it. this is really the first book since the so-called arab spring broke out that get
with pulitzer prize winning author james mcgreger burns of the three roosevelt leader who transformed america. she lives in massachusetts with jim burns and their dog roosevelt. and i know that -- [laughter] just on a personal note, for one thing, susan is a great friend of the library and me as well. james mcgrayinger burns is the roosevelt scholar. he wrote the first volume of biography. he's in williamstown, massachusetts, and will be watching the program later. we want to send our best to him in williamstown, massachusetts. [applause] so with that, i'm pleased to introduce sue san dunn. -- susan dunn. [applause] >> thank you, bob. it's a great treat and great privilege to be speaking in this magical place. have you ever seen alfred hitchcock's movie "foreign correspondent"? it made the debut in the summer of 1940. in the first scene, a newspaper editor asks him flip what is your opinion of the present european crisis, mr. jones? what crisis said the reporter played by joel. i'm referring to the war, mr. jones. oh, that. well to tell you the truth, i haven't given it much thought. you don'
sought to pursue taking america into the second world war. and as michael explained, that changed the course of history as we know in very dramatic ways and in particular the role of america in very dramatic ways. and so the story is a fascinating one of itself. it's told beautifully by michael in a way that takes you into the rooms where the decisions were being made and the conversations were being had that shaped the course of history. but it also has i think important lessons about statecraft, about the way in which presidents of with great difficulty nevertheless can turn the american state and new and profoundly important directions. therefore it has relevance for today as well. michael was the director of the institute for international policy in sydney australia where he does a great job of leading that institution, which has become under his leadership the premier think tank on international policy and australia. as i said, she was formerly year as a senior fellow in the foreign policy program. he previously directed the global issues program at the institute and before t
muhamed who had sworn to love this as an immigrant and army sergeant enlistee to america looks at him and says i love bin laden. i don't need a wad to attack america. i've ex-met number of sleepers that i kid activate. as matthew and he walks out of the restaurant. he said that's the most dangerous man i've ever met and we cannot leave him on the street and yet they left him on the street for x. max number of months. the bombs go off in africa 200 some dead in and they wait a month. they finally arrest him and when they go to rest and guess what they do click they get them in a motel room in new york and they let him go to the bathroom. police 101. for anyone who has ever worked csi miami or dragnet noses as soon as you put the cuffs on somebody you search them or whatever. before they put the cuffs on them they let him go to the bathroom and he later admitted that he flushed key and permission down the toilet including alza were he's location the number two guy in al qaeda and guess what happened to ali muhamed? he is a john doe warrant for weeks and months because they don't want th
of the south asian political dynamic in america. that was my first event at the forum. and those it is right feel most at home here in new york in drew is modest because these books and we have done together starting over one decade ago when we will talk about why the meeting of the world social forum it was a world conference against racism and intolerance and discrimination so why was there such chaos come on the stage of the left? there never seems to be a coherent agenda. we have so many different issues in there and able to fight a united horizon. not a single horizon but some kind of unity but the first time we talk about this i said i would write a book about it be over 100 pages because of durbin was in danger of being forgotten. faugh five all that work that went to put together this major conference was in danger of the loss. i remember we matt and i said i cannot publish his book because it is a book of defeat it does not recognize there is no future for the movement. it is a swan song that never came together. said then went back where is the dynamic? what about in the venues lik
for independence, our constitution, bill of rights, and why would they think that? and how is it that america today has allowed the aclu step-by-step to make this into a very secular nation where it's almost a crime to even have an expression of judeo-christian belief in a school or in the public square, or as i'm arguing, the aclu is about to move in to the churches to criminalize christianity. i think that's where it's ultimately headed. when i started researching "bad samaritans," i realized that the foundation of the aclu was in radical socialism and even communism. the founders, some of the original board members were writing books like soviet-american. it had its origin, the aclu, in the end of world war i and the very sabbaticals who opposed going into the military, including the founder of the organization itself. now, the evolution of the aclu was to embrace these socialists radical principles. some of the members being communists. outright communist. i document it fully in the book, and the goal was to attack america, to transfer him a -- transom america into a socialist state. to do that
at the heart of america for as long as there has been -- i can't speak to the recorded history. i assume there was paranoia that insert recent colonial days. political paranoiac, cultural paranoia. i don't want that we're more paranoid than any other country. the book is about america, so for all i know the french are paranoid people, but we are certainly scared. postcode just because you're paranoid, does not mean you're not being followed. is there some legitimacy to conspiracy theory quiet >> guest: people conspire. that is part of life. one reason why we are always going to have conspiracy theory for fear of conspiracy is there's always some conspiracy. eventually they figure there aren't any vampires. there will always be examples. the investigations after watergate and all sorts of revelations came out about the cia, fbi, irs. so there certainly are real conspiracies. what i am also trying to do in this book is to look at conspiracy theories that say absolutely nothing true about the object of the theory, but they still say all sorts of things true about the anxiety and experiences
africa, central and latin america and a majority of asia and discusses the possibilities for an alternative system to emerge. this is about two hours. >> okay. thank you, max. thanks to the brecht forum for hosting us, thanks to all of you for coming out. i am andy, i'm an editor at verso books, and we are the proud publishers of vijay's new book, "poorer nations." i'm going to just briefly introduce vijay. he's going to talk about his book for a bit, then we're going to have a q&a. i'll kick it off with a few questions, then we're going to turn it over to you. and as max said, we have to -- we're hoping to, you know, wait for the mic to get to you, and this is going to be recorded, it'll play on booktv on c-span at some point in the future, which is exciting. i get the feeling that a lot of people here know vijay, but just for those who don't, a little bit of bio about vijay prashad. vijay is the edward saed chair, very appropriate, at the american university of beirut right now. he was formerly and for a long time the george and martha kellner chair of south asian studi
-author with james mcgregor burns of the three leaders who transformed america. she lives in massachusetts with jim burns and their dog, roosevelt, and i know that -- [laughter] just on a personal note for one thing, susan is a great friend of the library and of me as well, but james mcgregor burns is the dean of roosevelt scholars writing the first two biographies many, many years ago, and he's back in williamstown, massachusetts, and he'll be watching the program later, so we want to send best to him and william penn, massachusetts. [applause] so with that, i'm pleased to introduce susan dunn. [applause] >> thank you, bob. it's a great treat and great privilege to be speaking in this magical place of hyde park. have you ever seen alfred hitchkoch's movie, "foreign correspondence" starring herbert marshall? many of the students have not heard of these -- [laughter] but you may know them. it made a debut in the summer of 1940. in the first scene, a newspaper editor asks his lackadaisical reporter, johnny jones, a question. what's your opinion of the present european crisis, mr. jones? what crisis s
is an example of what made america great. courage to confront hard shot and abuse, determination to move past and gratitude to a country that made it possible for anyone to succeed and discover one's self worth. .. >> she has also written articles for the "wall street journal," national tribune, los angeles times, "the weekly standard," and others. currently, ms. ma is a vice president of the advisory firm, and she's the policy adviser of the heartland institute, a free market think tank. it is my pleasure to introduce ying ma. [applause] >> thank you, all, thank you so much. rita, thank you very much for the kind introduction. i want to say thanks to all the volunteers who made this event happen, special thanks to rita for all her hard work, coordination in recent months, and, howard, thank you for having me here. it's an honor for me to tell you a bit about my book and my story, but whenever i talk about my book, i have a tendency to think of another author, and that author is president barack obama. as you may recall, the liberal media raved about barack obama's writing abilities in the 20
lyons recounts the introduction of the enlightenment to america and the role that benjamin franklin played in its development. this is a little over an hour. [applause] >> thank you for those kind words. i'd forgotten about some of that stuff. [laughter] that's always good to hear a refresher course. it's really wonderful to be here in seattle. as i mentioned to some of you when i first arrived, my wife and i have only recently relocated to the pacific northwest. we're based out of portland, oregon, having left washington, d.c., the other washington. there is one institution i miss and i'll probably always miss, and that's the library of congress where i wrote this book and most of my three earlier books as well. but i know that quality of life and the quality of discourse, particularly civic discourse, will be greatly improved. [laughter] and i know, also, that benjamin franklin would be particularly pleased to know that i'm speaking here tonight, and he would commend this institution on its civic-mindedness. franklin was known as a projector, that is he loves social projects, and
comcast "global crossings" immigration, civilization and america by alvaro vargas llosa comes at a perfect moment and it puts immigration in historical context showing how so much of the debate today is not actually new in american politics and that we can be guided by a lot of american experience, long american experience. it's better to let the author talk to us about that. my good friend alvaro vargas llosa is the senior fellow at the center for global prosperity at the independent institute who publishes -- who has published this book. he has been a nationally syndicated columnist for the "washington post" writers group. he has been the author of numerous books including the che guevara risk and the guide to perfect latin american idiot which was a bestseller in the spanish edition in latin america. he is a big what has in his columns that appear throughout latin america every week and has contributed to leading newspapers in the united states. he has been a board member of the "miami herald" publishing company and an op-ed page editor and columnist for the "miami herald." i could go o
. >> democracy is at its best when they all have a seat at the table. but in america there's a big gap. we need more women in office. >> men hold 82% of the seats in the house of representatives. a decade ago, our nation ranked ninth 57 nations as a percentage of women in congress. today we are 92nd. out of 50 governors come just five are women. that's 10%, the same percentage as the number of women mayors in the 100 largest cities. out of more than 7000 state legislators, fewer than one in four are women. that's barely higher than it was two decades ago. at this rate women will be underrepresented in the united states for another 500 years. a century ago in 1920, the decades long struggle for women to win the righ right to vocal e in the 19th amendment to the constitution. inspired by that struggle, representation 2020 takes on this centrist challenge for women. we must have parity for women in office. that will happen when any given election a woman is just as likely as a man to win and in any given legislature, women will be just likely told them. i founded the white house project where we t
university press this coming fall. >> you are watching book tv on c-span2. we are the bookexpo america publishers annual trade show in new york city. joining us now where is the well-known best-selling author who's written over 20 books, biographies on james monroe, patrick henry and his latest book called mr. president george washington and the making of the nation's highest office. what did you discover new about george washington and this biography? >> the constitution had executive power in a president of the united states, but it failed to disclose what those powers were to visit and it didn't even tell the president how to use them. it told them simply that he was to execute the office of the president. what does that mean? it means nothing today. it meant nothing then and that is what the framers wanted. they had lived for years under an absolute monarchies in indolent and under the tyranny of that malarkey and they were not about to recreate the rtc they created a figurehead in the first president of taking the oath of office was to be just that and george washington and penn t
to america and the role that benjamin franklin played in its develop and. this is a little over one hour. >> thank you for those kind words. i'd forgotten about some of that stuff. it's always good to get a refresher course. it's really wonderful to be here in seattle. as i mentioned to some of you when i first arrived, i wife and i only recently relocated to the pacific northwest. we are based out of portland, oregon, having left washington, d.c., the other washington. there is one institution i miss and that's the library of congress where i wrote this book, most of my three or their books as well. but i know the lord of life and quality of discourse will be greatly improved. and i know also that benjamin franklin would be particularly pleased to know that if speaking here tonight and that he would commend this institution on its civic mindedness. franklin was what was known as a projector. he loves -- loud projects, social projects. knowledge was a social activity and that was exemplified by the program get here at town hall. i do have to say one thing. i think he would probably frown
picture", "take the risk" in the newest book "america the beautiful" 2011. dr. carson, how do you get from "gifted hands" to "america the beautiful" were you begin by asking a philosophical policy question whether or not we are still following the vision of the founding fathers? >> guest: a very good question. i never intended but after the twin operation a lot of people wanted me to talk about the operation. if he then they wanted to hear about my background and people were flabbergasted it is interesting how all worked out because everybody gets their 15 minutes of fame but my first 15 minutes had to do with how to remove half the brain may second 50 minutes with your leader had to do with operating on the babies while still in the mother's womb. and then there is the third 50 minutes i said the media is not stupid. then they will want to look into my background. are you kidding me? end of course, that is what happened. then a lot of publishers said you should write a book. i said i want to write a book. after about the tenth publisher i said i should write a book. so i wrote "gifted han
, what we associate with the socialist leading liberal democracies in europe and more and more in america. i turn that soft liberalism. that is what we're going to focus on today. in order to understand the claims it will have to do a history of liberalism. wishing to fair worshiping the state is a history of liberalism as a blueprint for a bigger history that we need to sort out all of the confusions that we find. so i'm going to try to provide a clear understanding of what liberalism is in its essence. actress it back 500 years to machiavelli as the founder of modern liberalism. so we need to do a lot of history to understand. when we look at the roots of modern liberalism, what we find is said to a movement which the fis will liberalism really has been over the centuries in one form or another, simultaneously a rejection of christianity because it occurs within the christian context, and the simultaneous embrace of this world as the highest bid. of this material world as our ultimate and only home. now, liberals in america today are the intellectual heirs of this twofold desire or free
field muslim empire, to go beyond that and to conquer britain conquered to conquer america. they are very explicit and to impose sharia the rule of islamic law anywhere that muslims live. some of them are violent and some of them equipped themselves with the weapons of war and terrorism. some of them are not violent but think they can conquer the west very kind of cultural takeover. we should be extremely worried by them. they are all islamists. some are violent and some are not violent. on the other hand there a lot of islamists and we must keep both in our minds. there is a difference between those who interpret the religion in a way that threatens us and those who belong in who are muslims who are themselves threatened by these islamists. we must keep those two things i think in our minds at the same time. that is what i tried to do and when i wrote my book "the world turned upside down" that was how i perceived the case which was to migrate horror or fear the british ruling class was giving in to islamism to this attempt to take over, to this attempt to undermine britai
130 hijackings in america. sometimes at a rate of more than one a week. sometimes two a day. i was looking for a story i could explore more deeply. i was looking for people who have been fugitives from years after hijacking planes. i was looking at the list of people who are still on the run, and it was pretty much an all-male crew. sunday i saw this one woman's name, cathy kerkow, a 21 year woman from small town in oregon. i was just intrigued. i thought what would make this 20 year old woman turned her back on everything she had ever known to hijack a plane to a foreign country and never be able to come home again? so that kind became a four-year obsession for me, a long journey to tell that story. i'm going to start by telling not about her story and the story of her accomplice, a more about the general history of hijacking in america. as she started in 1961 was the first hijacking in america, may 1, 1961. a cuban exile with out a statement on the miami to key west flight and told the pilot that he wanted to go to havana to warn the dell cast about an assassination attempt.
, the "collision 2012" obama vs. romney and the future of elections in america is a follow on to the book dan and haynes johnson wrote about the 2008 campaign. and as dan says of the new book, he hadn't expected obama's second run for the presidency to turn out quite as compelling as the first groundbreaking one did but it did. the campaign did turn out to be just as compelling although in different ways. howell raines reviewing the book in the post the other day called it quote old-fashioned in a good sense, referring to the fact that it's filled with attributed quotes and closed focus reportage and thankfully lacks windy and alice's. but dam also shows a modern-day appreciation for the new technologies and social media the obama camp aim puts to such effective use. if you really want to understand why the election turned out as it did for america's political future read this book. we will be life tweeting tonight's event speaking of modern technology and social media, so you can follow along with the conversation at hashtag balz dca. dan will speak for a bit and we will leave time for quest
it be in america there was a sting. now that you understand you have more of a dialogue. realistically we stopped talking to our young people. hopefully it open to dialogue to take time and talk to her children. and listen to them and start by saying something like hello or giving a smile. i always say on a personal note it's an eye-opener and something we need to continue to try to embrace in our children and our community because it starts with us. thank you. >> thank you very much. >> i just want to say that that synergy i spoke of having all these organizations and these institutions all have to work together. i think that is key and perhaps your organization could be the one that starts the ball rolling and starts the communication but i think that does have to happen. >> as long as we can get some cards from you and you could give us some support that would be great. >> if i could add to that quickly also. one common thread through all of our work is we look to history and different kinds of history to find instances of structural oppression, the structural violence and racism and responses
on the country did states of america coming out of the closet and singing here is how i think the social war should be taught. should be taught in terms of people understanding on what would have happened if the war turned out differently. >> up next on the special weeknight edition of book tv. author national book award winning author nathaniel philbrick -- he discusses this in massachusetts for 45 minutes. [applause] >> thank you. it's an honor to be introduced by a fellow nantucketer both of our kids were educated by them and it is great to see you here in brookline and it's wonderful to be in the coolidge center theater with this great bookstore and co-sponsored with the massachusetts historical society, which has been an institution that has been absolutely essential to my life as a historian. i sometimes sort of feel like i've taken up residence in the archives there, and every book i've done there has been a central information that has come from there but among the more so than bunker hill. one of the characters i delve into, the papers are there at what we call the mhs and it is an
in america the case of how the skipper's military presence, the professor's intelligence, and if shows that the man -- he really was representative of america and the heart of the show. the producer was really thrilled with the able sincerity, and he confirmed it said that's what he's trying to co. >> was it reflective of the era of the early 'out of. >> absolutely. i was particularly fascinated going back and watching it to see how many cold war themes in it. there was an episode about russia. there were several episodes about the race. it's very interesting to go back and see how many shows do reflect their times. >> back to your newest book, "invisible hand in popular culture "bhop is the director? >> he is one of those guys he worked with the great european director and ended up working with what of called -- [inaudible] churning out cheap movie with a star with the tight and made something up. made he made something of it. and the french film theaterrist discovered him and made an era out of it. >> we're [inaudible] >> what about "star trek." >> that's a chapter on the tv show hav
also didn't demand that america somehow give us preferences in the form of racial and ethnic quota. in fact, being asian in california pretty much meant we didn't receive any of those quota or preferences. but racial quota and preferences were dolled out quite lavishly to sons and daughters of dennists, doctors, and other middle class professionals who belonged to racial categories that were far more in fashion in our society. regardless, in the end we prevailed. we prevailed over the welfare state. we got out. certainly we didn't do it alone. the kindness of the american people has always impressed me. i think it's something that impresses all immigrants to this country. and we remain grateful to those who offered a helping hand and a warm smile. repeatedly, when i was reading a piece in the "the wall street journal" written by governor jeb bush, i thought of my family's journey out of the ghetto. he said "today the sad real city if you're born poor, if you're parents didn't go to college, if you don't know your father, and if english is not spoken at home, then the odds are stack
, and author of the award winning wait until the midnight hour, black america, and bright lights from barack obama. our third scheduled speaker is kendall thomas who is travelingy has not yet arrived but we are hoping he will take the stage as soon as he does come. i will introduce him in his absence right now. he is nash professor of law and co-founder and director of the center for the study of law and culture at columbia university and professor thomas is one of the editors of the seminole volume critical race theory, the form of the movement. the three powerful thinkers and visionary speakers. [applause] >> get settled, and make yourself comfortable and we are so glad you made it. i was saying to camille and sarah before we came on that in so many ways barack obama has set up our conversation about blacks in the twenty-first century through his comments yesterday but i want to put that in the larger context because we are trying to take the backward and forward look on this panel in our conversation. the backward look is about where have we come, where have we come to since in the 50 yea
. if you work 20 years in america, paid into social security, on someone else's number and you can prove it, not worth anything. .. must present a government i.d. with a photo. the employer enters this into a computer in the e-verify system and watches for the photograph to come up. if the official government photograph for that name doesn't match the one that they have in their hand, you can't be hired. so this is going to make the work place a lot tougher and any employer who hires someone who doesn't match up, they're subject to fines an penalties. and finally, i think it was hector who told the story about overstaying a visitors visa. 40% of the undocumented people in america overstayed their visas, visitors, tourists whatever they may be. we'll have a system under this law that will track people not only as they come in on visas but as they leave on visas. this is a tough enforcement bill and those who say it isn't haven't taken a look at it. when it comes to the border, i will tell you something i had to grit my teeth as they put another 700 miles of fence and billion dollars on the b
, but the aggression of america. i don't even call it america anymore. it's not america. it's not the united states. it's just another country. we are undistinguished. we used to be special and different everybody knew it. now it's just another government running out of the geographical area. so it's turning in to a police state very rapidly, but the militarization of all the local police, they don't knock on the door anymore, they do swat team raids, the government is completely and totally bankrupt just last year. out of approximately $1.2 trillion. the numbers get out of control. 90% was purchased we the federal reserve. it even the chinese don't want to buy it anymore. they want to sell it. they are trying to get rid of their dollars. there will be a panic at some point. >> we invited you on booktv to talk about a book that just come out. "totally incorrect." by doug casey? who is lewis james? >> he writes a news letter called "international speculator" which junior resource stocks expa ration companies. the most volatile section of any stock market anywhere or junior resource companies. >> what is
on booknotes in 1998 to talk about his book "a dream deferred" the second betrayal of black freedom in america. in this collection of essays the author writes about post-civil rights america the liberalism movement that was ultimately more harmful were for racial equality than was helpful. mr. steele says the movement toward equality was less about a true movement towards racial harmony and more about white america's attempt about the decade of segregation. this is about an hour. c-span: shelby steele, author of "a dream deferred." you talk about your father in this book a little bit, talk--say he's a--more of a persuader than an intimidator. what did you mean by that? >> guest: well, literally, he was a--he was a--he liked to talk and he liked to think and he was a very--his approach was to--he wanted people to feel--to identify with his position on things, not just to agree with him, but to--to see the--to--to actually identify with the position. and so, he--he mu--was much more interested in persuading someone to see why he was taking the position that he was taking, than actually making th
to one person. it belongs to the people of america and i think whoever lives in it should preserve its tradition and enhance it and leave something of themselves there. next on booktv author susan crawford talks about her book "captive audience" the telecom industry and monopoly power in the new gilded age. she argues that america's economic future could be threatened by other countries that have internet capabilities that are faster and cheaper. author andrew blum hosts this hour-long discussion. >> host: thank you for being here and thank you for doing this. >> guest: i've been looking forward to talking to you. >> host: what is the status of rock band in america today? >> guest: well we have a picture that is quite different than the other developed nations. we have got very high download speeds in america cable and local monopolies in each region of the country that dominate that market and sell for 85% of americans their only choice where they live is going to be their local cable monopoly. we don't have any of the fastest 25 cities in the world when it comes to internet access in
"gifted hands: the ben carson story," "the big picture" and his 2012 release "america the beautiful: rediscovering what made this nation great". >> dr. benjamin carson, who is the bender twins. >> guest: conjoined twins joined the the back of the head from west germany that we separated at johns hopkins in 1987. they were the first twins of that tight, very complex, to be separated and survive. >> host: and today? >> as far as they know they are still surviving but lost contact with them quite some time ago because sort of a sad story but the mother remarried few years later, the new husband did not take care of the men became wards of the state. >> host: how did you become involved in that surgery? >> guest: i became interested in conjoined twins out of the. , started reading a lot about the man was trying to figure out why the results were so dismal, 1987 -- we think of as ancient, those times, i concluded it was bleeding to death seemed to be the big problem and i was talking to a friend, bruce wright, chief of cardia thoracic surgery at the time, he had a lot of experience with-
to the role that america has played in that region for a long time. now, it's important that people know that, to get your point, because it's important for people understand what we're doing, why we're doing it, to understand first of all that our alliances are strong and we stand behind our alliances. second, that we are not picking a fight with anyone. we are not trying to militarize a situation there. we would like what has been happening in decades past to keep going. democracy has been spreading across -- prosperity has been spreading to a huge economic and political development and a part of world without any conflict at all. so that's the fight that we have on the pivot and that's why we're doing it and that's why we're saying what we're doing. nobody it's the wrong idea by the duty provided the of why we're doing it spent we only had a couple of minutes left and mechanical of our time because the to the invoke year is they put us on planes and send us back. we will take two questions. kimberly and no here. we'll take a cu key and then you can pick which one you're answering. >> you m
, and live with acceptable risk. came out in '08. and his newest book, america the beautiful, rediscovering what made the nation great in 2011. dr. carson, how do you get from gifted hands to america the beautiful where you begin that book by asking essentially a philosophical policy question whether or not we're still following the version of the founding fathers. >> guest: yes. that's a very good question. first of all never intended to be an author. but after the bender twin operation, a lot of people wanted know talk about the operation, and then they started want took hear -- wanting to hear about my background, and people were flabbergasted, and it was interesting how it worked out. everybody gets their 15 minutes of fame. well, my first 15 minutes had to do with an operation that they remove half the brain, and my second 15 minutes had to do with operating on babies still in the mother's womb. and then i said to my wife, if there's a third 15 minutes, our lives would probably change because the media isn't stupid. and they'll say, wait a minute. isn't that the same guy -- and then th
that writes about george washington of south america. in the civil war battle of gettysburg. >> tomorrow a military briefing in east afghanistan. we will talk about violence in the area and live coverage begins at 10:30 a.m. eastern on c-span2. >> tomorrow night on the encore presentation of first ladies. >> is unusual but i'm sure that she will tell you about this and i think that having read this and read about her, she was a very happy girl. and she goes through the official title, which wasn't normally part of this. >> the encore at a first ladies. an original on c-span. >> the first battle of the american revolution is discussed by nathaniel philbrick in his book "bunker hill: a city, a siege, a revolution." he discussed it in brookline, massachusetts. >> thank you, it is an honor to be introduced. both of the kids were educated by them and it is wonderful to see you here at brookline. corresponding with the massachusetts historical society which has been an institution that has been absolutely essential. every archive i've done has been information that has come from there essenti
and import of american man slips with ivan's made in america compared to the foreign ships with items and products made in foreign lands ? if they're is a lot of balance there at least why would we want to have more foreign chips? how many homes are we going to lose? said the one okay. >> guest: in the part of virginia i can tell you that our ratio of import to export is about 50-50 which is a great place to be. from this country we are sending over, like i said before, you know, paper and pulp and logs and agriculture and importing those foreign finished things that are made, you know, elsewhere. in the united states their is a huge push tow reassure some offshore manufacturing. the part of virginia wants to be the conduit for trade. >> host: you said it is 5050, pretty much equal. what does that matter, do you think? >> guest: we obviously want commerce coming and going from both, you know, manufacturers, producers, agriculture and the debt is states, both farmers and businesses want places to send their goods. there is a demand overseas, and we have to pay attention to both export
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